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Philip Levine, working class poet, RIP

Libcom.org News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 03:23
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Philip Levine, poet of working class life, died on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Fresno, California. He was born in Detroit, where he started working in factories at age 14, later taught at several prestigious universities in the U.S., but since 1958 chose to make his permanent home in Fresno, in the belly of the agribusiness beast in California's Central Valley.

At 14, Levine picked up a part-time factory job — the first in a succession that included Chevy Gear and Axle, the Mavis Nu Icy Bottling Co. and Detroit Transmission. That last one was the worst he said, but added it was better than the semester he taught at Princeton.

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Global: 5 reasons why we need the right to strike

Labour Start - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL
Categories: Workplace Struggle

OZGECAN ASLAN IS OUR REVOLT

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 15:55
OZGECAN ASLAN IS OUR REVOLT
Today was found the burned body of Özgecan who was raped and murdered in Mersin, Tarsus.
Today Özgecan, who was murdered by the driver of the minibus she took, became the revolt all round the region.

OZGECAN ASLAN IS OUR REVOLT

Anarkismo - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 15:55
OZGECAN ASLAN IS OUR REVOLT
Today was found the burned body of Özgecan who was raped and murdered in Mersin, Tarsus.
Today Özgecan, who was murdered by the driver of the minibus she took, became the revolt all round the region.
Categories: Anarchists

An Anti-Authoritarian Analysis of Syria's Uprising and Civil War

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 12:56
The devastating civil war that has followed the popular uprising in Syria which began in March 2011 has to an extent drowned out the legitimate grievances of the civil-protest movement against Assad and Ba'athism. This war has been greatly inflamed by support by the U.S. and Israel along with the reactionary Gulf monarchies for anti-Assad rebels on the one hand, and aid provided to the regime by Iran and Russia on the other. In addition, clearly, this geopolitical dynamic has driven the rise of ISIS/Islamic State, and it informs the new war being waged by the NATO-Arab monarch “coalition.” In contrast to the neoliberal authoritarianism of Assad and the reactionary fanaticism of ISIS and associated rebel-groupings, though, the Kurds of northeastern Syria (Rojava) are working to institute a more or less anti-authoritarian society. Hope may be found in this social model, as in the direct action of the uprising.

An Anti-Authoritarian Analysis of Syria's Uprising and Civil War

Anarkismo - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 12:56
The devastating civil war that has followed the popular uprising in Syria which began in March 2011 has to an extent drowned out the legitimate grievances of the civil-protest movement against Assad and Ba'athism. This war has been greatly inflamed by support by the U.S. and Israel along with the reactionary Gulf monarchies for anti-Assad rebels on the one hand, and aid provided to the regime by Iran and Russia on the other. In addition, clearly, this geopolitical dynamic has driven the rise of ISIS/Islamic State, and it informs the new war being waged by the NATO-Arab monarch “coalition.” In contrast to the neoliberal authoritarianism of Assad and the reactionary fanaticism of ISIS and associated rebel-groupings, though, the Kurds of northeastern Syria (Rojava) are working to institute a more or less anti-authoritarian society. Hope may be found in this social model, as in the direct action of the uprising.
Categories: Anarchists

Nuestra propuesta: El trabajo de base y la inserción social

Anarkismo - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 12:32
Para nosotras, como Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista, ha sido una preocupación constante desde nuestro nacimiento la construcción de un movimiento estudiantil que sepa organizarse desde abajo, de forma autónoma y horizontal, para trascender los espacios académicos y ser parte activa de los procesos de transformación social tan necesarios hoy por hoy. Para nuestra VI Asamblea Semestral, realizada en Enero del año en curso (2015), decidimos retomar este punto que tanto hemos trabajado pero que requiere de constante actualización y estudio, para comprender cómo avanzar hacia horizontes revolucionarios y no quedarnos en la palabrería que limita y paraliza. Este documento lo presentamos como resultado de nuestras discusiones y como herramienta para comprender la apuesta que tenemos como organización y como parte de un proyecto político anarquista.
Categories: Anarchists

The Jobstown dawn Garda raids against the Water Charges movement

Anarchist Writers - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:06

This article combines accounts of the raids morning after morning early in February when in retaliation for a sit in directed against a Labour Party Tainiste the Garda arrested 21 people over five days from Feb 9th 2015.

[Italian translation of this article]

Day 1: Shocking news this morning as we hear that Garda have arrested four anti-water tax protesters this morning in connection with the sit down protest three months ago that kept Joan Burton in her car for a couple of hours. The Jobstown 4 are Paul Murphy, Scott Matherson, Mick Murphy and Kieran Mahon.

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Palestine-Israel, 10 years of the joint struggle in Bil'in against the settlers, the separation fence/wall, and occupation*

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 09:49
The joint struggle of the villages local popular comities and the Israeli "anarchists against the wall" initiative started about 12 years ago in the Maskha camp. Joint struggles were developed in various villages with various successes but only the struggle of Bil'in persisted for year after year holding high the flag of popular unarmed struggle and became the focus of attention and inspirations for Palestinians of the whole west bank, many thousands of international activists who joined us for short periods (and some for long ones)... spreading the news and the struggle after returning home. Even the few thousand of the Israeli wide spectrum of the radical left been in Bil'in at least once and helped us to prevent the marginalization of the popular Palestinian resistance. On the coming Friday - the 20th of February, we will celebrate our 10 years of contributing to the Palestinian Tsumud (persistence) - the only thing that prevented the Zionist total transfer out of the Palestinians. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27915]

Palestine-Israel, 10 years of the joint struggle in Bil'in against the settlers, the separation fence/wall, and occupation*

Anarkismo - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 09:49
The joint struggle of the villages local popular comities and the Israeli "anarchists against the wall" initiative started about 12 years ago in the Maskha camp. Joint struggles were developed in various villages with various successes but only the struggle of Bil'in persisted for year after year holding high the flag of popular unarmed struggle and became the focus of attention and inspirations for Palestinians of the whole west bank, many thousands of international activists who joined us for short periods (and some for long ones)... spreading the news and the struggle after returning home. Even the few thousand of the Israeli wide spectrum of the radical left been in Bil'in at least once and helped us to prevent the marginalization of the popular Palestinian resistance. On the coming Friday - the 20th of February, we will celebrate our 10 years of contributing to the Palestinian Tsumud (persistence) - the only thing that prevented the Zionist total transfer out of the Palestinians.
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Análise da crise da Petrobrás e a agenda do 3º turno não concluído

Anarkismo - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 07:54
Bruno Lima Rocha

Diante do quadro complexo da maior empresa do Brasil, entendo ser necessária a produção de uma análise com maior profundidade, para além das posições de defesa e ataque do governo de turno. Este texto começo no ponto em que a direção da Petrobrás pedira renúncia e o “mercado”, sua mídia oficiosa e os algozes do desenvolvimentismo (de qualquer tipo) se juntaram para comemorar a possibilidade de vitória à frente da petroleira nacional.
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India: Supreme Court to hear Maruti workers’ bail plea

Labour Start - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Hindu
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Bahrain: Repression Still Reigns in Bahrain on Feb. 14 Anniversary

Labour Start - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Solidarity Center
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Qatar: One of world’s largest airlines makes flight attendants ask permission before getting married

Labour Start - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Washington Post
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: Campaigners call on jewellery giant to ‘clean up’ this Valentine’s Day

Labour Start - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Equal Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Paris 2015 : Construire un contre-sommet climat

Anarkismo - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 08:02
La mascarade des négociations internationales convainc de moins en moins, et les mobilisations pour le climat prennent de l'ampleur. D'où l'importance de se préparer à une mobilisation massive à Paris en décembre 2015.

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Luttes urbaines

Anarkismo - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 07:53
La ville est à nous!
Gentrification, démocratie alternative, cadre de vie... En janvier 2015, le mensuel Alternative libertaire a consacré un dossier complet à la question des luttes urbaines.
Categories: Anarchists

Poland: Talks Resume as Illegal Miners Strike Enters 3rd Week

Labour Start - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Bloomberg
Categories: Workplace Struggle
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